NEED HELP IDENTIFYING THIS 80S/90S YA BOOK I READ AS A TWEEN AND CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT IS
there are like three species of humanoid creatures living together somewhere on the moors or something, there were humans and then some kind of creepy underground water beings and some kind of secret elf being or something, one of the human teenagers is named ‘brenda’ and inexplicably it’s a plot point that she is quite fat, and there is some kind of conflict between the warrior elf beings and the creepy underground watery beings and then all three of them come together via all the respective teenagers of each race somehow befriending each other to solve all their problems as it turns out they are all different varieties of humans or the same species or something, it’s one of those things too where the main characters think the humans are magic because of television and so on, there is also something with a moat, THIS IS REALLY BOTHERING ME
that many of my lingustics classes in college were held in a building named ‘Blodgett’ which i used to laugh at maniacally every time i said it, because it sounds like a biological function (perhaps something vaguely menstrual?) or maybe a mild british expletive used to express medium-serious displeasure, e.g. “oh blodgett!”
"Only here’s what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads on willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all the blandly-held common virtues and instead straight towards a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?"